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Kamloops Blazers' Teddy Bear Toss Is Here - Online

November 6, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kamloops Blazers News Release

Kamloops Blazers deliver teddy bears
Kamloops Blazers deliver teddy bears
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We sure miss watching Kamloops Blazers Hockey games around here! But we don't need to forgo the incredibly generous and fun Teddy Bear Toss! While we will not be able to physically toss the bears and other stuffed animals onto the ice, we can still ensure that children in the Pediatric Department at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) are comforted with a stuffed animal - by donating online at Donations are accepted until midnight of December 15, 2020, and will be used to purchase much-needed teddy bears and other comfort items.

RIH is very grateful for the tremendous amount of stuffies donated in the past, thanks to the Kamloops Blazers' Teddy Bear Toss. Every year, hundreds of stuffed animals have been brought to the arena by fans, and have been used to give comfort and security to a young patient.

Due to the pandemic and prescribed safety measures currently in place, RIH is unfortunately not able to accept physical items this year. However, RIH Foundation and Kamloops Blazers encourages community members to make a donation to ensure a young patient, who may need a friend during their time spent in hospital, receives one. The Pediatric Department's stuffy inventory is running critically low, so the timing of the online Teddy Bear Toss is perfect. Please help us reach our goal of $5000 to restock, and bring joy to Kamloops and surrounding area's youngest patients!

The Blazers started the Teddy Bear Toss tradition in 1993-94. The initiative took off within the league, and now all 22 teams in the WHL, along with minor pro hockey teams, host their own teddy bear tosses!

"We are proud to have an opportunity to continue the tradition of the teddy bear toss that the Kamloops Blazers started, and has since been adopted worldwide," commented President/COO, Don Moores. "This is a tremendous opportunity to support the RIH Foundation and ensure that the tradition of the toss continues in a way that is safe for our community."

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Kamloops Blazers' Teddy Bear Toss
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Kamloops Blazers deliver teddy bears
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